Anthony McCandless of Bath, a ship fitter at Bath Iron Works, holds his daughter Danielle, 3, while joining a picket line in front of John W. Brown Union Hall after BIW workers voted to go on strike starting on Monday. (Staff photo by Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

Why Shipbuilders in Coastal Maine are (Still) On Strike

A conversation with Jami Bellefleur, a Maine shipbuilder.

BY Maximillian Alvarez

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Working People is back from hiatus with a new full-length episode! We talk to Jami Bellefleur, a Maine native and shipbuilder, about her life and work, and about the ongoing strike at Bath Iron Works.  


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Maximillian Alvarez is a writer and editor based in Baltimore and the host of Working People, "a podcast by, for, and about the working class today." His work has been featured in venues like In These Times, The Nation, The Baffler, Current Affairs, and The New Republic.

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